April 6th, 2011
Missouri lawmakers call for stiffer anti-bullying rules
J Several Missouri lawmakers say the state should strengthen its laws against bullying in schools and expand them to include cyberbullying.
Maine lawmakers look at bullying in schools
The Maine Legislature's education committee is taking up bullying in schools today. The panel is planning to review a pair of bills Wednesday, including one that targets so-called cyberbullying. Democratic Rep. Donald Pilon of Saco says the state needs to get a handle on bullying and harassment done via e-mail, text message and social networking sites like Facebook.
Tomblin approves cyberbullying law
A new law approved by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin could lessen cyberbullying. Covering any means of electronics to communicate harassing messages, the law would deal with students who send threats or disparaging messages or calls on school buses and at bus stops.
Tighter restrictions for sexual predators, offenders
In Washington, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is introducing a bill that will put tougher restrictions on sex offenders. The new legislation would give US Marshals the authority to issue subpoenas to investigate people who fail to register as a sex offenders.
Teen faces felony in sexting case
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110406/LOCAL02/104060385/Teen-faces-felony-sexting-case?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com A teenager faces an initial hearing at 2 p.m. April 20 in Boone Circuit Court in Lebanon in a sexting case. Thomas Lowman, 18, New Market, was 17 at the time he allegedly sent a sexually explicit photo of himself to a northwestern Boone County girl, 14, who was 13 years old at the time.
Girl, 15, commits suicide with gun in bathroom of Leander High School in Texas
A Texas high school freshman fatally shot herself inside a school bathroom as her classmates walked the hallways and sat in classrooms outside, authorities said.
Nova Scotia announces task force to examine prevalence of cyberbullying
The Nova Scotia government is setting up a task force on cyberbullying following the recent deaths of two teenage students, Education Minister Ramona Jennex said Wednesday. Jennex said the move is in response to two recent cases where grieving parents have blamed online bullying for their children's suicides.
Facebook page targets 14 Churchville-Chili High School girls
Some students at Churchville-Chili High School say they are scared to go to school all because of a Facebook page. The principal says administrators are closing in on the student or students responsible for creating a Facebook page that targets 14 girls at the high school.
Parents hire attorney after alleged incident at Frayser Elementary
Two weeks after a Louisville family says their child was hurt in a JCPS school bathroom, an attorney is now stepping in, demanding answers.
'Sexting' investigated at Lake Hamilton JHS
The Garland County sheriff's office has issued a report of an inquiry about "sexting", the phone transmission of provocative photographs — by students at Lake Hamilton Junior High. Bottom line: No charges to be filed.
Missoula man pleads guilty to enticement of minor
A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for luring a 12-year-old Wyoming girl to Missoula in January, giving her alcohol and marijuana and repeatedly assaulting her over a four-day period.KECI-TV reports 24-year-old William Richard Nielsen pleaded guilty Tuesday to coercion and enticement of a minor. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
Madrid school to pay $52,000 compensation for case of bullying
A school run by a religious order in Alcorcón has been ordered to pay 40,000 € ($52,000) compensation to the parents of an ex pupil who suffered constant bullying by a group of schoolmates during his primary school studies.